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The best note-taking apps for the iPad Pro and Pencil (2018)

The best note-taking apps for the iPad Pro and Pencil (2018)

The iPad Pro and Apple Pencil are arguably the best tablet + stylus pairing currently available. When used with a good note-taking app, the slate is revolutionary in educational settings, opening the door for natural handwritten notes paired with features not possible with pen and paper. The best hardware in the world, though, would be wasted on a low-quality note-taking app, and that's where this list comes in.

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iPad Review 2018: This one’s for my kids

iPad Review 2018: This one’s for my kids

This newest iteration of the iPad isn't made for the people who buy a new iPad each time Apple makes one available. Instead, the iPad we're reviewing here today is the Cupertino company's continuation of a design that's already been proven to work. People that've never owned an iPad, people that haven't bought a new iPad for a half-decade, and people looking to buy iPads for schools - this is the iPad for you. I'm a parent, and it turns out this iPad is for my children and me, too.

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iPhone X Plus vs Galaxy Note 9: In this fight, everybody wins

iPhone X Plus vs Galaxy Note 9: In this fight, everybody wins

We're well out from the reveal and/or release of the next hero phones from Sasmung and Apple. But once we've moved past the last device in a brand line, there's no bad time to start hypothesizing about that'll come next. In this case, that means using the iPhone X (the first one), iPhone 8 Plus, Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 8, and Galaxy S9 Plus to figure out what both companies might well be up against.

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iPad 2018 vs iPad 2017: New product, old hardware

iPad 2018 vs iPad 2017: New product, old hardware

Today we're having a peek at the new iPad compared to the old iPad, specs on specs. These two devices are exceedingly similar to one-another, looking a whole lot like each-other on the outside save one minor detail. It's what's inside the counts, in a big way. It begins with the Apple Pencil, a device which works on the new iPad, but does not work with the old.

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New iPad revealed with Apple Pencil in tow

New iPad revealed with Apple Pencil in tow

Today Apple introduced a new iPad for students in schools across the United States. While this iPad will be available for all users, even those that aren't students, the event at which this device was shown was centered on education. It's got the basics - even though Apple's suggesting it's more than just that.

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Cheaper iPads in schools will be a huge win for Apple

Cheaper iPads in schools will be a huge win for Apple

Tablets, as a whole, are not exactly doing well. Whether that’s the traditional slate, the multi-angle convertible, or the detachable 2-in-1, sales for big screen mobile devices continue to decline. That’s true even for Apple, whose iPads still dominate that market.

The company is expected to announce new iPads that are low-cost and marketed at the education sector. And while it’s not going to be a revolutionary device like the first iPad Pro, it could still be a game changer and cement Apple’s position not just in the tablet market but in the education space as well.

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Node is the iPhone’s Lightning port holy grail

Node is the iPhone’s Lightning port holy grail

The cross I wish the iPad pro came with in the first place is set to be delivered by the folks at ILOVEHANDLES. They've created NODE, a "multi-charger" that has two outs and two ins - that's 2x Lightning plugs and 2x Lightning jacks. Plug it in to basically any iOS device and it'll allow more than one device to be plugged in after it.

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Future Apple Pencil might work without an iPad Pro

Future Apple Pencil might work without an iPad Pro

It’s a bit amusing to see Apple embracing something it scorned in the past. Although it hasn’t completely adopted the stylus the Microsoft has with Windows Ink, Apple does seem to be playing around with the idea of expanding the Apple Pencil beyond the confines of iPad Pros. And, no, that doesn’t mean an iPhone Apple Pencil. In fact, based on this recently spotted patent, it won’t even need any iOS device at all.

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Bento Stack is the Japanese lunchbox of Apple dongle holders

Bento Stack is the Japanese lunchbox of Apple dongle holders

The Bento Stack was announced today by Function 101 in an effort to easily contain the many Apple cords, dongles, and accessories some users use. This includes holding the Apple Pencil, the MacBook Pro power cord, the AirPods, and etcetera. Much like the original Japanese-designed lunch box system, this Bento Box stacks up and keeps things tidy. Especially dongles - all the dongles.

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Apple Pencil for iPhone 12 tipped in Korea

Apple Pencil for iPhone 12 tipped in Korea

A new tip on Apple's stylus-laden future has come to light, this time making a play for the next-generation iPhone. We're so extremely far away from the next iPhone right now that I'm taking a total stab in the dark with the name iPhone 12 - it could also be the iPhone Pro, or the iPhone 11 (even though X is 10, and 11 should then come in 2018, and this device is tipped for 2019). The more important point right this minute is the suggestion that the next iPhone might have its own stylus, not unlike the Apple Pencil.

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iOS 11 on iPad Pro will finally make it a true Surface Pro alternative

iOS 11 on iPad Pro will finally make it a true Surface Pro alternative

The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro may be attracting a lot of attention, but Apple wants to assure everyone that iOS 11 is going to be just as big of a release for the iPad lineup. Right after the reveal of this new iPad Pro model at today's WWDC 2017 keynote, Apple gave us a look at some of the iPad features we can expect in iOS 11. These new features serve to blur the line further between the iPad Pro and a true-to-form PC or, perhaps more importantly, the iPad Pro and Microsoft's own Surface Pro.

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Apple Pencil is faster than ever, beating the Surface Pen

Apple Pencil is faster than ever, beating the Surface Pen

Apple has just unveiled its newest iPad Pro tablet, and alongside it comes a new Apple Pencil, one that features the lowest latency thus far at 20ms. This is great for artists and others who prefer Apple's tablets, but also marks a new bragging right for Apple. The company has just bested Microsoft's new Surface Pen, something the company had itself bragged was faster than the Apple Pencil.

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